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1988 toyota camry i have to use starter fluid to start it .every time after it start's it run's good like nothing wroug with it.

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Your EGR is the problem with the erratic idle. However, this should not be effecting the cold starting as you have described. Having both of these problems together, without looking at the car, my first guess would be the EGR (find it,disconnect the hose, reach underneath and compress the plunger.

While it is compressed plug the hole with your finger. The plunger should not drop down. If it does, the EGR is faulty.

My second guess would be the Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF). In this case,you should take take it to a shop. The procedure for testing it would be too much to describe here.

Either the Throttle Position switch, or the idle bypass system is out of spec. Check both systems to determine.

Also, I wil think it might be a bad battery. I think it's this beacuse, since it started running the battery recharged. Turn your lights on while the car is off and leave them on for 5 minutes see if your car will start.

Test it and tell us news.

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